Life ain’t all that bad.

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SmokinEdge

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This is not current, but this is what we can do about 40 steps from the front door. (Kids are older now)

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Hell Yeah!
What a fantastic resource to have within spitting distance, I'm damned near green with envy.

Normally I'd say something about coming for dinner... But now I'd have to honestly say that fishing would be foremost and the trout dinner secondary.
 
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Hell Yeah!
What a fantastic resource to have within spitting distance, I'm damned near green with envy.

Normally I'd say something about coming for dinner... But now I'd have to honestly say that fishing would be foremost and the trout dinner secondary.
Thank you Chile.
 
Man, that is fantastic!! We're in the country at least to a degree but I'd love to live in a place like where you're located. Maybe in a year or two when we retire....

Robert
 
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Man, that is fantastic!! We're in the country at least to a degree but I'd love to live in a place like where you're located. Maybe in a year or two when we retire....

Robert
Thank you Robert.
Yes it is nice. We own just about 1/4 mile of the shore line. It does have its down sides though. This is an irrigation canal and is seasonal. Its just a big scar from the 1st of November through mid March. So there is that, but it is big water (1100 cubic feet per second) and is fed from a gold medal section of the Gunnison River. The feed is tremendous for the fish which includes mysis shrimp. At 16” they are roughly 3# by 20” they are about 5# big heavy fat fish with pink meat.
 
I'd think sitting on the bank with a cooler full of Rolling Rocks on a nice summer day would be just about ideal, gotta love it! RAY
 
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Nice looking Trout , and fantastic place for your kids ( and you older folks :emoji_sunglasses:) to grow up with the great outdoors to play in. I stayed with my Grandfather every summer while growing up. On his farm with the Musquodobit River running through it, fishing everyday. Nice way to be a kid. Now living on a lake with Trout and Smallmouth bass in back yard
You are right life ain't so bad

David
 
they were some good looking trout, bet they tasted good.
Thank you Jim. These are fantastic trout, for sure.
I'd think sitting on the bank with a cooler full of Rolling Rocks on a nice summer day would be just about ideal, gotta love it! RAY
Thank you Ray. Yes sir, and there are even a couple big shade trees along the way.
Would love that!
Al
Thank you Al. It is pretty cool.
REAL rainbow trout.... Not triploids..... Beautiful square tail steelhead... Something not seen too often...
Appreciate it Dave. Yes these a beautiful specimen of bows. The browns ain’t bad either.
Nice looking Trout , and fantastic place for your kids ( and you older folks :emoji_sunglasses:) to grow up with the great outdoors to play in. I stayed with my Grandfather every summer while growing up. On his farm with the Musquodobit River running through it, fishing everyday. Nice way to be a kid. Now living on a lake with Trout and Smallmouth bass in back yard
You are right life ain't so bad

David
Thank you David. Well said.
 
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that is so cool! your kids must have loved it. I would love it. Fresh wild trout right there!!! OMG!

Nice having the outdoors so close. we are blessed with being very close to mountains/trails/ski resorts - but most are within about a 10 mile radius. but not "in my backyard"
 
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Thanks Sandy.
Im over in the west slope of Colorado. We are surrounded by all those things to. It just happens I own 1/4 mile of pretty big water and fat fish.
 
Nice fish and some memorable shots of the boys.
When my kids were 4 and 5, we lived 100 yards from a well stocked large Farm Pond. We would take the kids with their Snoopy Fishing Poles and a bucket of 2 dozen Minnows. Hook a minnow three feet from a Bobber, cast a few feet out, wait 30 seconds and pull in a 2 pound Small Mouth Bass! It was Catch and Release but the action was Fast so my girls stayed focused and interested. That was 25 years ago but fond memories...JJ
 
Im over in the west slope of Colorado. We are surrounded by all those things to. It just happens I own 1/4 mile of pretty big water and fat fish.
NICE! I grew up in Denver, school up north. Just drove through steamboat to Denver and back on 70. Beautiful country!
 
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Yes it’s beautiful, but the growth now and the people moving in are changing things fast. Just not the place I grew up in.
 
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